Aspect meaning

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The definition of aspect refers to the way you see something or someone, either visually or mentally.

The Old Faithful geyser is an example of one aspect of the experience of Yellowstone Park.

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A side or surface facing in a particular direction.

The ventral aspect of the body.

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An act of looking or gazing.
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The position of stars, planets, etc. in relation to each other or to the observer, as an influence on human affairs.
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Aspect is defined as a way to regard a part of an idea or problem.

The cost of materials is an example of an aspect of a building project.

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A glance; gaze.
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One's appearance or expression. [from 16th c.]
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The way a person appears; looks; mien.
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(astrology) The relative position of heavenly bodies as they appear to an observer on earth; the angular relationship between points in a horoscope. [from 14th c.]

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Sir Walter Scott (1771-1832)

His aspect was bent on the ground.

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Thomas Macaulay (1800-1859)

The aspect of affairs.

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(computing, programming) In aspect-oriented programming, a feature or component that can be applied to parts of a program independent of any inheritance hierarchy.
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Appearance to the eye, especially from a specific vantage point.
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A position facing or commanding a given direction; exposure.

A building with a southern aspect.

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The appearance of a thing as seen from a specific point; view.
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A side facing in a given direction; exposure.

The eastern aspect of the house.

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The position of a plane (flat surface) in relation to a liquid or gaseous substance through which it is moving or which is moving past it.
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The side of an object, such as an organ, that is facing in a particular direction.
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The way something appears when viewed in a certain manner.
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Position or situation with regard to seeing; that position which enables one to look in a particular direction; position in relation to the points of the compass.

The house has a southern aspect, i.e. a position which faces the south.

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Prospect; outlook.
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(grammar) A grammatical quality of a verb which determines the relationship of the speaker to the internal temporal flow of the event the verb describes, or whether the speaker views the event from outside as a whole, or from within as it is unfolding. [from 19th c.]
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A particular look or facial expression; mien.
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A facing in a given direction.
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Origin of aspect

  • Middle English from Latin aspectus a view from past participle of aspicere to look at ad- ad- specere to look spek- in Indo-European roots
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • Borrowing from Latin aspectus ("look, sight; appearance"), from aspiciō (“see; catch sight of; inspect”), from ad- (“to, towards, at”) + speciō (“look, look at, behold; observe”).
    From Wiktionary